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Skills Check: Shooting At Distance

One of the nation’s most-acclaimed trainers of defensive-firearms use has changed a drill to meet student’s needs, but don’t think for a moment that makes things any easier.

Skills Check: Concealed-Carry Pistol Control Drill

Looking to see how well you can handle your pistol? Try this seemingly simple drill.

Skills Check: The Debbie Drill

Steady customers are a good thing, but customers who become friends are more valuable yet. Such is the case with a group that comes to Gunsite every year for a family reunion. Comprised of the family of a Medal of Honor recipient, their associates and friends, this group has trained at the school for more than 20 years and now they’re bringing their grown children to the event. That’s what you call a long-standing relationship.

The Perfect Shooting Drill to Save Ammo

As far as I can tell, ammunition remains expensive and in short supply, so here’s another drill that consumes only 10 rounds. But there’s a problem: It’s a bit addictive and you may want to shoot it several times and with several variations.

Skills Check: Training to Shoot a Handgun with Both Hands

Simply alternating your handgun from one hand to the other between rounds helps to develop your skills with both hands while conserving ammunition.

Assault Course Drill

Federal law enforcement agencies often share resources, and such was the case with both the DEA and FBI using our Border Patrol range in San Diego, CA, for qualifications. Watching these non-uniformed agents getting ready to shoot was amusing, if not downright hysterically funny. 

Unleaded Workout

Budgets and work schedules make it nearly impossible to find time—much less money—to send hundreds of rounds downrange every week. But with a safe and sensible approach, dry-fire practice can improve your technique.

Ruger Precision Rifle

Ruger’s new long-range option uses serious technology to update the bolt-action.

Skills Check: Handgun Shooting at Extended Range

Being able to determine distances in wide-open, public places could give you the upper hand in a life-threatening encounter.

The Gunsite Advanced 350 Drill

“When you can snatch the pebble from my hand …” OK, mastering this drill will not make you a Shaolin monk, but it will qualify you for Gunsite’s 350 pistol class.

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